Justine & Jason| A King Family Vineyard Winter Wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia
Justine and I met when I was first starting out on my new business venture. She found me on the preferred vendor’s list at King Family Vineyard and after some digging and research loved what she saw! A few email exchanges and one lunch date later we were well on our way to wedding planning bliss.
From the beginning, she was sure of a few things when it came down to her wedding. One: she wanted to create a warm and magical “winter wonderland” feel for her guests. Two: she wanted deep, jewel toned colors. (Dark green and eggplant/burgundy were her top choices! )
During our design phase, we incorporated shades of color and texture through all areas of her wedding to help create the warmth she was after. (After all, it was February!)
We had her bridesmaids dress in shades of green and grey and wrapped them in dark green shawls to keep cozy while outside during photos. The guys had ties with accents of the same color to match!
For their ceremony, we brought in beautiful over-sized trees and hung lanterns among the branches. Their ceremony took place right as the sun was setting, so this in combination with a fireplace full of candles and floral decor was the perfect backdrop and glow.
From there, it was all hands on deck as we worked to flip their ceremony space into their reception!
Pro-tip: When choosing a venue that requires you to re-purpose one room for multiple events throughout the night, make sure you have a really strong vendor team. Often times there’s only one hour to transform one space into another.
It takes a lot back-end logistics for proper planning, lots of swift labor, and a fine eye to finesse each detail before guests re-enter!
For their tablescape, it was all about layering for me. As a planner, one thing you’ll come to realize about me is that I love layers, shades, and texture! These three things really bring depth and dimension to your design in a way that is simple yet really pleasing to the eye. So for Justine and Jason, I did just that!
I centered their place settings around a few of their favorite pieces and added small details to enhance them on the table. Small touch items like their bronze napkin rings matched the charger they fell in love with in my original design. The amber water goblets added a fun splash of color and popped off of their wedding parties suits and dresses. And finally, mixing their reception layout with tables both round and rectangular really brought a neat visual aesthetic to the room.
It’s small details that make the big picture!
Overall, this one was a home run. Not only did I love them as a couple, but I’m still doing a little Angelica happy dance over their details and design!
Justine and Jason— you all are gems! Thank you for bringing me along on the ride. xo
Wedding Planner: Angelica & Co. Weddings
Photographer: Bethany Snyder Photography
Venue: King Family Vineyards
Catering: Harvest Moon Catering
Florals: Blue Ridge Floral
Ceremony Music: Terra Voce
Reception DJ: Derek Tobler
Cake: Maliha Creations
Beauty: Glo-Out [Glamour Bar]
Officiant: Monica Chernin
Transportation: Easy Rider Bus Company